Digital radio station Fun Kids is claiming the title of World’s Biggest Kids Podcaster, as it launches another all about reading.
The children’s station has 68 different podcast channels, with now over 2,000 episodes available in total.
The Fun Kids Book Club launched today, featuring an interview with Radio 1’s Greg James and Chris Smith about their new book Kid Normal – as well as a reading from the new Future Ratboy book by author Jim Smith and presenter Bex Lindsay’s top five books for the summer.
Station Manager Matt Deegan said: “Fun Kids has always been jam-packed with the most interesting content. we’re excited to make it over 2,000 episodes available to everyone, for free.”
The station says it’s now the biggest producer of family podcasts anywhere in the world, having begun making podcasts in 2009. Recent RAJAR research shows 18% of 9 to 14 year olds in the UK listen to podcasts each week, on average for 41 minutes each.
Other Fun Kids podcasts include The Fun Kids Download, Fun Kids Science Weekly, Age of the Dinosaurs and Marina Ventura’s Guide To Our Planet.
“Over a quarter of million children listen to Fun Kids on their radios, but we want to make all of our great shows available on parents’ phones, the family tablet and on the desktop too,” added Matt Deegan.